With the Preacher TV Series Pilot being so well received last week, we’re getting more and more excited to see the adventures of Jesse Custer on the screen over the run of the ten-part series.
And just today, we’ve been given an image (below)of one of the comic’s most iconic characters: Arseface.
Eugene “Arseface” Root (Ian Colletti) in the comics tries to kill himself but is, instead, left with a disfigured face (above). Eugene also happens to be a really lovely kid.
The show’s producer, Seth Rogan, said during the SXSW panel and screening of the pilot: “We could never afford that in CGI – it’s a prosthetic rig. That poor little f—er has to wear that s–t on his face. He has a positive attitude about it, but I know it f—ing sucks,” Rogen laughed, praising Colletti’s performance. “He can emote a lot even with the thing on his face.”
a boy whose failed suicide attempt leaves him with a severely disfigured face, but doesn’t stop him from being the nicest kid you’ll ever meet. Eugene idolizes local preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), but remains troubled by something he did in the past, which he fears has turned God against him.
We know he’s not exactly as he looks in comics but it’s unmistakeable who he is and, for a TV show, we’re pretty excited with how far they are pushing his appearance.
Let us know your thoughts, folks.
The series is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. The series also stars Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore and Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck.
“Preacher” premieres” Sunday, May 22nd at 10 p.m. on AMC.